Disturbing and nebulous in just the right ways, leaving readers feeling simultaneously detached from reality and immersed in emotion and atmosphere. Just like the characters. It is a slow descent into darkness, isolation, and desperation. Never so unsettling or horrific as to be off-putting, more unhealthily obsessive. Just like the characters. It is a book that grabs hold of you and sucks you in, taking you over until you reach the end. It's an enthralling and worthwhile ride.